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New Illinois Trailer Fees Boggle The Mind


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The Boecke family got a sticker shock when the cost to register their old dump trailer went up by $100 per year.

If you own a trailer, the new license plate fee is going to give you sticker shock.

The state has increased the annual fee for a trailer license plate by $100, regardless of the weight class.

For the smallest class of trailers – 3,000 pounds or less – that means the fee jumped from $18 to $118.

"My husband and I have an old Bri-mar dump trailer that's twenty years old, and they wanted us to pay $206 to register it," said Linda Boeke of McConnell. "We're on Social Security, how are we supposed to afford that?"

The fee hikes are part of a new infrastructure bill the Illinois General Assem...

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